Demons and Wings is the product of proximity to the composer David Maslanka. He explained so eloquently how to find a creative mind-space through near-meditative practices. In following his advice, I revisited old dreams allowing the imagination to drive itself. The seed imagery for this piece involves an unconscious angel with giant wings, falling limply in the clouds of a storm. The lighting caught the now burnt angel and placed her gently into a bed of white roses. The listener is encouraged to begin with this imagery while listening to Demons and Wings. Then to allow the personal imagination to reveal what follows.
Demons and Wings
Performed by the Brigham Young University Idaho string ensemble